So if you're in the same boat I am - you haven't seen Jessica Biel since um 7th Heaven. And she now, ironically, stars in the USA hit, The Sinner. Boasting a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, this show is messed up. In the best freaking way.
The show is a backward crime trip where Jessica's main character stabs a man in broad daylight on a public beach - the catch is that up until that point she's considered a "normal" wife and mom with a young son...and for some reason is compelled to kill a man she claims to be a complete stranger. It's a story structure and plotline that feels new even though it's not (Memento, etc).
The show is driven by the bizarre events that seem to unfold and focuses not necessarily on who did it (cause we know), but instead - why the hell she did it. The rest of the miniseries takes a dive into various parts of the main characters past and proceeds to piece together the moments in her life that led to her impending trial for murder.
Without giving everything away, the show is beautifully dark and twisted but extremely heavy. This show is not one to shy away from the ugly and the disturbing so be prepared. It's a show I watched, was sucked into, but felt emotionally drained by in the end.
It's a recommendation for those who miss True Detective as it takes the same moody tone and features a Jon Snow lookalike, Christopher Abbot, and a slightly haggard and long in the tooth Bill Pullman (you know, our former president a la Independence Day). Jessica Biel is surprisingly great and made the series totally buying.